Monday, April 23, 2012

CHEESE BOXES


 I'm not much for going to yard sales any more -- to be truthful, I just don't like getting up that early!  But, Bob still likes to go out to them on the weekends.  He knows I like any old wood container -- the more primitive, the better.  So, he occasionally brings me home a treasure.  This past weekend he found this 16" X 7"high cheese box for $8.00.
 These boxes originally held wheels of cheese that were wrapped in cheese cloth and wax.
 Bob remembers that these large cheese wheels were sold in his family's grocery store, but doesn't recall the boxes.  He was wondering if maybe they were returned to the wholesaler to be reused.  Does anybody in blogland know?

A couple of years ago, we also found this large 14" X 16"high  cheese box at another local yard sale for $10.
 At the time, I thought we paid a pretty hefty price for it, but since then I've discovered they can go for anywhere from $25 to $75.
 Now, I will be on the look out for one more to make it a  legitimate collection!
Click here for my quilt blog, Q-Bits, to fully view the five quilts shown in the pictures.


I will be linking into the following blog parties this week.  Be sure to check out these blogs for lots of inspiration.
Southern Hospitality for Thrifty Treasures on Monday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

10 comments:

PAT said...

I love it Sally. I've always liked cheese boxes. You got a great deal! They are pretty pricey here..or at least they have been.

Marilyn said...

Collections do start with two things, don't they? Hot days so I must be watering after school. The automatic system quit a while ago and I can't fix it myself, so I pull the rubber hose around and around! Living out in the country and having my own well means I can water whenever I want to...so in about 17 days that will be my "life"! Unlike Wiggins. Their watering is limited and could get worse before the new water line is in. Take care.♥♫

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sally...

Oooh...your old wooden cheese boxes are AWESOME!!! I just love old wood boxes as well and the cheese boxes have such personality! I think Bob got a great deal on it too! I have yet to find one. I've never seen one in any of my shopping! I love how you displayed a few quilt pieces in them! Beautiful, my friend!

Love ya,
Chari

Chubby Chieque said...

Your collection is absolutely awesome. Keep looking until you collect every piece of it.

Love them too.

Happy TTT,
/CC

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Sally, how wonderful that he found that and brought it to you. Both of your cheese boxes are beauties, and I LOVE your quilts. I have a little collection of quilts, and now I want to collect cheese boxes too. Dang! I don't need another collection. laurie

Gail said...

I love your wooden cheese boxes! I recently purchased a couple of them at one of our local thrift stores. I love the way you have displayed your quits in the larger one. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day, Gail

Mary Ellen said...

I had several cheese boxes when I had more of a country look to my home. I don't have any idea what happened to them- you sure have yours displayed so sweetly!

micki @ ADD housewife said...

Very cool! I was gifted a cheese box. Still not sure what to do with it.

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Oh, I love these cheese boxes. You do have the most wonderful treasures. Sounds like y'all got a great deal!
Thanks for popping in to see me and have a great weekend.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Pamela said...

Those are awesome!! Thanx for joining THT!